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La Bataille de Castillon

Chateau Castegens | Belvès-de-Castillon, 33350 Castillon-la-Bataille, France
+33 5 57 40 14 53
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Excellent Visit

400 actors and 50 horses re-enact the 100 years war between the English and the French. Pigs and... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Worcester, United Kingdom
Loved it. Very memorable.

I loved this show. I didn't understand a word of it, as it is in French of course, but I don't... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Jan H
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Chateau Castegens | Belvès-de-Castillon, 33350 Castillon-la-Bataille, France
+33 5 57 40 14 53
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

400 actors and 50 horses re-enact the 100 years war between the English and the French. Pigs and Oxen also arrive in the street scene to add to the authenticity and mayhem of village life back then!. The story is well told and is both...More

1  Thank AlanCoxon
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I loved this show. I didn't understand a word of it, as it is in French of course, but I don't think the lack of understanding diminished the experience at all as it is so visual. We chose to include dinner, and were expertly waited...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We attended this "spectacle" three years ago. It set a high standard then and it hasn't diminished under a new director/writer/producer. Still a genuinely worthwhile event to visit. The setting, the story, the 400 actors, animals, lighting, sound, explosions and fireworks haven't been bettered by...More

Thank WingerJack
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This reenactment which is run every year is well worth a trip to Castillon. It is largely put on by volunteers and is fabulous. The commentary is entirely in French and therefore I suggest that if you don't understand French you bring someone along who...More

Thank Celtic Q
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The re-enactment of this battle is something you should not miss, it is fantastastc. With a cast of 500 people, plus cows oxen, sheep, chickens, goats, horses, ducks and geese, and even a fish, the story of the battle unfolds. The French won and brought...More

1  Thank Robin M
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This performance is something you should not miss. No review can possibly encompas the scope of this performance. No only does it present a vivid picture of an important historical event, the end of the 100 years war, but provide a unique insight into the...More

1  Thank Robin M
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Second time with our grandchildren but they were 3 and 5 years old before and they loved it then. Now they are 6 and 8 years and absolutely loved it again, as we did. It is difficult to describe the scene but it is set...More

5  Thank desormais
Reviewed 22 September 2014

this was, by far, one of the most amazing outdoor spectaculars i've been to... not that it had lots of money thrown at it - but it is a total must see.... over 1000 cast (mostly villagers taking part on a volunteer basis - but...More

1  Thank chriskav_13
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We were all looking forward to watching the reenactment of the last battle that finished the 100yr war it was well worth waiting for and very a realistic and a lot of people watching highly recommended

Thank kingowen
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We paid 131 euros to take grandchildren 19 July, it was cancelled, we have visited the office for a refund twice, the second time they took the tickets off us and said we would get refund in a day or two. We have emailed but...More

2  Thank Rona A
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Response from Robin M | Reviewed this property |
I recall that you could rent headsets. There are music tapes in French, but just the music. They didn't do it last year so I am recalling what happened two years ago. Take a warm jacket as it will be a bit chilly because of... More